How to Make a Tiled-Leg Console With Geneva Vanderzeil


This versatile and functional console table is perfect for your living room or entryway. It is a seriously easy project where you can utilise materials you may already have at home. I’ve gone for an asymmetrical look for my finished table, but you can also create a more standard shape for your piece to suit your interior.

What you need

To make this table, you will need:

  • Tiles on a mesh backing
  • PVC piping
  • Piece of pine wood for your console top
  • Paint and primer suitable for tiles and a roller
  • Pre-made grout
  • Liquid nails
  • Scraping tool

Approximate time: 2.5 hours (excluding drying time)
Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆

The project step by step

Step #1

Spread some glue onto your PVC pipe with a scraping tool ensuring a consistent layer all the way around. You can pick up the piping from your local hardware store.

Step #2

Apply your tiles to the piping and press them down firmly. You can use any tiles but it is definitely easier with a mesh backing.

Step #3

I’ve had these tiles for a while but thought I’d change them a colour to cream. Opt for acrylic latex and enamel paint. Remember to always use a primer first on tiles and two coats of your chosen paint.

Step #4

Next, we need to apply the grout. Pre-mixed grout is easy to use and can be easily applied with a scraping tool. Make sure you press it into the grooves.

Step #5

Clean off the tiles with a wet sponge. I like the rustic look of a little bit of grout left-over or you can go for a completely clean look.

Step #6

I’ve chosen a piece of pine for the top of the console and applied a nice dark wood stain to compliment the legs.

Step #7

To attach the leg to the top, I am simply applying some liquid nails to the top of the PVC pipes and pressing them onto the wood. Placing the legs asymmetrically gives the console a nice modern silhouette. You could also cluster them in the middle or spread them out evenly.

And there you go, a tiled leg console table! Style with a small vase, some books or artwork.

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